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The Lost Thing is an illustrated book for young readers by award winning Australian illustrator and author, Shaun Tan The story is being told, according to the post card from Suburbia on the back cover, to the reader by Shaun In it, a younger Shaun, idling around by the beach, spots The Lost Thing At least, it seems lost to him It s quite big, but when he interacts with it, it seems friendly, and he tries to find out to whom it might belong Unsuccessful, he eventually takes it with him His The Lost Thing is an illustrated book for young readers by award winning Australian illustrator and author, Shaun Tan The story is being told, according to the post card from Suburbia on the back cover, to the reader by Shaun In it, a younger Shaun, idling around by the beach, spots The Lost Thing At least, it seems lost to him It s quite big, but when he interacts with it, it seems friendly, and he tries to find out to whom it might belong Unsuccessful, he eventually takes it with him His friend Pete gives some sage counsel, and Shaun takes this large, red, part metal, part creature, home When his parents notice it, Shaun s mother reacts like most do Its feet are filthy she shrieks His father is equally negative it has to go The Lost Thing is hidden in the shed, but Shaun knows that s not a permanent solution, so he tries his best to do the right thing He encounters bureaucratic indifference in the city Downtown, 6328th Street, Tall Grey Building 357b but also helpful advice, and hopes he has ultimately helped The Lost Thing to a good destination Tan s exquisitely composed colour illustrations are presented on a background of what appears to be heavily foxed pages of technical notes and drawings from a textbook In keeping with this, the back cover has a rather self deprecating sticker that includes INSPECTOR S COMMENTS No perceptible threat to the order of day to day existence Inconsequential Safe for public consumption Damned by faint praise The departmental stamps with their logos and Latin mottos are smart and funny There is so much detail in the illustration that each page, even the endpapers and the front and back cover, bears minute examination Young eyes will be fine, but older readers supervising or reading for themselves Tan s books should not be reserved for young readers may appreciate a little magnification It s really worth doing this because the text tells you that the young man has a bottle top collection, but just how serious he is about that is only revealed when you read the title of the fat red book he is carrying around Clever and insightful, but also heart warming Shaun Tan is so talented Beautiful, steampunkish illustrations and a lovely story that I m still mulling over.After reading, I watched the Oscar winning short film on YouTube, which was gorgeous as well. Link for a short movie adaptation Link for a short movie adaptation Well, actually I finished watching it As I couldn t find the soft copy anywhere, I just watched the short film that Shaun Tan made from this book and yes, I loved it That was obvious though His books never fail to amaze me I loved this book The illustrations are a weird combination of dark depressing and funny ironic It is a dark, mechanical world Very dystopian, but the characters do normal and very dorky things that make it funny The text by itself would seem ordinary, which is part of the magic of this book, because it fools the reader into thinking they will see something familiar in the illustration Of course there is nothing boring or cliche about the illustrations In fact, it is completely unpredictab I loved this book The illustrations are a weird combination of dark depressing and funny ironic It is a dark, mechanical world Very dystopian, but the characters do normal and very dorky things that make it funny The text by itself would seem ordinary, which is part of the magic of this book, because it fools the reader into thinking they will see something familiar in the illustration Of course there is nothing boring or cliche about the illustrations In fact, it is completely unpredictable the story, the illustrations, and wellthe ending Loved it Very short text Very interesting, complex illustrations with multiple layers Well, I ve loved the other books I ve read by this author illustrator, and he recently won an Oscar for a film adaptation of this book an Academy Award winning animation short I ve not seen, yet so I was sufficiently curious to get and read a copy of the book And, yes, I want to see the film I can see it being an excellent short.It s probably not fair that I compare all Tan s books with the brilliant The Arrival or even The Red Tree those books are so amazing This one is terrific too Mela Well, I ve loved the other books I ve read by this author illustrator, and he recently won an Oscar for a film adaptation of this book an Academy Award winning animation short I ve not seen, yet so I was sufficiently curious to get and read a copy of the book And, yes, I want to see the film I can see it being an excellent short.It s probably not fair that I compare all Tan s books with the brilliant The Arrival or even The Red Tree those books are so amazing This one is terrific too Melancholy Quirky Funny About growing up and changes in perspective, and muchThe simple story is written well but it s the illustrations that shine, although the story does its job because I wouldn t like the pictures anywhere near as much as I do without the context of the story There s so much to view on every page, some of it nonsense I think Which is fine it works It s left me rather pensive, but I m fine with that Another winner from Tan, in this case his first book I have to eventually read them all.4 stars Is belonging to some home a good thing Is being lost about being without a place to return to at the end of the day How many people of us are being lost Living in a place they do not really belong to It is a gloomy story in fact Is belonging to some home a good thing Is being lost about being without a place to return to at the end of the day How many people of us are being lost Living in a place they do not really belong to It is a gloomy story in fact This picture book has gorgeous art but then I would expect nothing less from the author The story however was not as engaging as his other work Still, I d get a library copy just so you can ogle the artwork. I am having a moment of going through my collected works of Australian illustrator Shaun Tan So far this year I have worked my way through what I consider his masterpiece The Arrival and hisrecent The Singing Bones WhileThe Lost Thingis probably not my favourite of his works, it is still an outstanding picture book There is actually very little to read but you can spend ages pouring over the illustrations including the wonderful background collages of industrial drawings, algebraic I am having a moment of going through my collected works of Australian illustrator Shaun Tan So far this year I have worked my way through what I consider his masterpiece The Arrival and hisrecent The Singing Bones WhileThe Lost Thingis probably not my favourite of his works, it is still an outstanding picture book There is actually very little to read but you can spend ages pouring over the illustrations including the wonderful background collages of industrial drawings, algebraic equations and engineering text I think I was most taken with the inside cover of bottle caps each with a tiny technical drawing or equation This could be read as a simple tale of a Lost Thing in a faceless industrial world but as with all Tan s work it invitescomplex analysis I think it evokes so well those melancholy feelings of being other , of not fitting into a world that appears to be rushing on without you It is of note that this was adapted into an Academy award winning animated short film which is also worth tracking down if you enjoy animation `EBOOK ⇠ The Lost Thing ☠ A kid finds a lost thing on the beach where he s scavenging for his bottle top collection The thing is a large, freakish creature but no one else really notices it it s simply not a part of their familiar day to day reality So the kid takes it upon himself to try to find where the lost thing belongs The Lost Thing is a gently humorous story that will be read and enjoyed by a wide range of ages While the narrative is full of typical thoughts of an observant and caring young person, the illustrations provide a surreal and thought provoking backdrop for this lost dog story with a definite twist The Lost Thing is the first book that Shaun Tan both wrote and illustrated